In an uncommon turn of events I’m going all artsy-craftsy on you.
Once in awhile I visit a local pottery painting studio and make a simple design with simple colors and try not to be too perfectionistic about it.
This latest series, a set of stained-glass-style switchplates, has taken several years to complete. But with my visit last month to the studio with BabySmiling, I got the last piece finished.
As you know, I’m fond of the colors of the chakras (sames as the colors of the rainbow), so for five of the switchplates I juxtaposed two chakra colors. For the sixth, I used blacks, whites, and in-betweens.
While it’s not billed as therapy, this activity brings me to a place of quietude and creativity while I’m painting. The end products bring me happiness when I see them around my home.
Have you tried any sort of art therapy? What is that like for you?
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Lori Holden, mom of a teen son and a teen daughter, blogs from Denver. Her book, The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption: Helping Your Child Grow Up Whole, is available through your favorite online bookseller and makes a thoughtful anytime gift for the adoptive families in your life.